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No. I. - APRIL, 1858.

No. II. – JULY, 1858. 1. Meliora.

1. Paterson, Founder of the Bank of England. 2. Symbolisms of the Human Form.

2. Consolidation & Amendment of the Statuto Law, 3. The East India Company and the Opium Trade. 3. How shall we dispose of our Dead ? 4. The Morals of Business.

4. Homer : his Translators and Commentators. 5. The Place of Temperance in Science.

5. The Social Power of the Pulpit. 6. The Vices of the Streets.

6. Popular Art-Education. 7. Reformatory Schools.

7. Temperance in History and Legislation. 8. Keeping up appearances : A Novelette.

8. Our Friends in Council. 9. Record of Social Politics.

9. Record of Social Politics, 10. Review of Current Literature.

10. Literary Reviews. No, III. - OCTOBER, 1858,

No. IV. - JANUARY, 1859. 1. Life in Arcadia

1. Progress of Prison Discipline. 2. Recent Travels in Norway.

2. Morals of France in berContemporary Literature 3. The Philosophy of Wages.

3. Carlyle and his Writings. 4. Social Claims and Aspects of Science.

4. Cotton Supply. 5. Genius and Prospects of Negroes.

5. The Philosophy of the Temperance Reformation. 6. The History of the Struggle in Maine.

6. Friends in Council. 7. Caste: A Tale.

7. Records of Social Politics and Literary Reviews.

No. V. - APRIL, 1859.

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6. Education versus Drunkenness. 7. Record of Social Politics.

7. Union Surgeons. 8. Literary Reviews.

8. Record of Social Politics.
9. Literary Reviews.

No. VIII. - JANUARY, 1860.
No. VII. - OCTOBER, 1859.

1. Libraries for the People.

2. The Employment of Women. 1. Lectures and Lecturing.

3. Lyrical Poetry in France, 2. Mechanics' Institutes.

4. Liberty and Law. 3. Tennyson and his Poetry.

5. Strikes. 4. The Church and the Liquor Traffic.

6. For Life: A Tale. 5. Revolutions of Race in England.

7. Our Friends in Council. 6. What 'Il you Drink !

8. Record of Social Politics. 7. Records of Social Politics.

9. Literary Reviews.

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